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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 27, 2009 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thought for the day

nuthatch, n.
colloq. (orig. U.S.).
= nuthouse n. at NUT n.1 and adj.2 Compounds 2.
1928 D. TOTHEROH Burlesque iv. 26 Seems she's gotta old lady in the nut hatch out in Idaho.
1949 R. CHANDLER Little Sister xxxiv. 238 The Chateau Bercy...had...a general air of having been redecorated by a parolee from a nut hatch.
1991 I. SINCLAIR Downriver (1995) i. 10 They thought I was doing the decent thing - bringing him out for the afternoon from the nuthatch.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Oct 27, 2009 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: thought for the day

Which one has wings a mile long?

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